1990s Oscar de la Renta Taffeta Gown with Train

 

 

 


That damned Annette de la Renta. We're sure she has several rooms full of fabulous Oscar gowns like this one, and we're green with envy. Oh sure we've read the stories about her, and granted,  the woman sounds like she's a Saint.  But we're jealous all the same, and who wouldn't be when you see a gown like this? A gown that is truly Oscar-worthy, as in red-carpet material. The bodice is constructed from a gold thread embroidered lace with garnet red sequins and dark cabernet hued seed beads, over a nude illusion lining. A modified empire waist segues to bronzy-olive jacquard silk taffeta, ruched at the waist, then releasing to yards of sumptuous fabric and finally that train at the floor. Snaps and hooks just above the bum serve to gather the skirt/train up to create a bustle-effect in back. Has a back zipper closure, the gown has a sheath layer that reaches to the knee, with yards of fabric draped and ruched over it creating the skirt of the gown. The gown is lined from the waist to the knee in olive silk crepe.  The bust measures 36",  waist 30", hip 37", shoulder 14.5", sleeve 20", length 64" shoulder to hem in front, with the train another 16" longer at the back.  We have it displayed on a dress form with static measurements of 37"-27"-37" and it fits like a glove. Excellent condition. $2350 

 

 

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